Repairing a Live High Voltage Power Line Is Absolutely Insane

Imagine fixing a live high voltage power line. Imagine flying a helicopter to go fix that live high voltage power line. Yes, a helicopter that could chop off the line and destroy everything. Imagine wrapping an electrical band-aid on that live high voltage power line. Yes, using your hands to wrap wire around the damaged wire bursting with electricity. This is one scary job. Watch it.


And be thankful for electricity. [YouTube via Twitter]

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Wow. An small aircraft can safely handle the EMI/RFI of having 230kV attached to it, but somehow if you do not turn off your iPhone on in the back of an 10x larger air liner it could bring down the plane.